“It seems like we meet again”
Judging by his words, it doesn't feel like this was just a coincidence. With my body completely soaked wet, I might look like a complete fool by how I look but who cares. Looking at the place where that big tides came from, I know for sure that staying in this place would do us no good.“I think we must go—”
Before I can even complete my words, I can see them going upstairs leaving me behind.“Did you just left without saying any words?”Shocked on how they leave without saying any notice to me, I make my feet moving. The floor is wet which is why we must be careful —ThudAnd just as I said… I slip falling due to this floor being slippery. Getting up quick, I somehow manage to take a few steps on the stairs before another wave of tide clashes from my back. Luckily, I am holding unto this stairs handle. With that, we manage to reach the top of the floor. There was no roof. Only the. Water from the outside can be seen. No land, no roofs, nothing else than that water waves clashing each. “Will… people still manage to stay alive despite of this circumstance?”Migo can't help but ask. Now that I realized it, I can't see his bestfriend. That kid named Ben. I wonder where he is.“Yes they will still manage to do so. That is, if they had a luck to be in a place this high”“Judging by how it looks. This was the Hoslow building. The apartment that is so high. But, it wasn't the tallest building around here”
Why does that name sounds familiar?“Ah. Yes? Did you say anything?“I didn't had the chance to answer him. After all, I have no idea why I am not feeling well. It was as if… there was something wrong…If I remembers it correctly… the moment that Migo's adventure start is when he first kill a monster. By there, his leveling up would start.As for Saypher… he can see the bar notifications and settings but he just didn't mind of it since he was so immersed in him killing dinosaurs. ”What is really happening in this world…“Migo asked in confusion as he saw the changes in the sky and the water.IKINOBIRU. The game where many things happened. It shows an adventure that makes user experience all things that happened and might possibly happen in the world. Just like how everything start…Dinosaurs. Mesozoic era. This era is best known as the time of the dinosaurs. As for the start of this game, dinosaurs are the main enemy of the players. That is the event that we just faced in the first part. Nowx this event that we are having is based on the Paleozoic era. The era on where marine animals are mostly active. Reptiles as such in the land. Letting out a deep breathe, I still feel confuse on why this thing happened. But… there is nothing that I can do than accept this fact. ”The sky is dark, we must create our base and space for us to sleep“”Migo, set out a fire“
”How can I make a fire if all of us are soaking wet—“
He didn't had the chance to finish his words as his hand catch a spare clothes that I just got from the inventory.”H— hey.. where did this came from??“Ah, right. Now that I show it to them… he won't probably take my reply if I said that it was from my bag. I am completely soaked wet so there is no posible way that
Saypher is being quiet for some time. It seems like he already notice how this hologram works.Explaining it to Migo, I can say that Saypher is listening too. I didn't say all things that I know and just show some basics that one would easily notice. That is when I realized how nice it was to be a IKINOBIRU character.”Woah, this was so cool. How did this thing happened?“
Just as I thought, Migo have no idea that this kind of thing exist.”So it was that thing that was floating on my vision…“I just let them be, thinking that I shall give them some time to have their ways in that system. Maybe I should go downstairs to see any valuable stuffs that I might use. But… for now… maybe I should use a weapon.
”Wai, I want to buy the sacrificial sword“
[Sacrificial sword. A sword that helps user make a blast thatbis 10x his normal hit. This would only happen one time for every 25 seconds. It cost 150 harto. You currently have 195 harto. Do you still want to purchase it?]Hah… I only have 195 harto left? Wait… we are still having aquest right? There would be a reward after that.Clicking the notifications, the time remaining before this quest end is…[00:34:28]Almost haft an hour. Maybe we can make it. I just need to stay alive till then.The sound of my feet touching the cold wet floor can be heard as I walk downstairs. Weird… but, I feel like… something is not right. ”Krrrr spphhss“What was that sound?!
I gulp.Did I… made the wrong choice to get down? Maybe I should just stay downstairs—As soon as I look on my back to get back upstairs, what welcomed me make me surprised in horrid.
”Yes I would like to purchase it!“
[Sacrificial sword purchase completed. 150 harto will be deducted in your 195 harto. You currently have a total of 45 in your balance]”Damn!“I cursed out of frustration. Holding the sacrificial sword that suddenly appeared on my hand, I can't help but shout as I give my strength to this creature who looks like a goblin. His skin seems to be Simi of those dolphins and he do have a fins and scales on his body. What is this weird creature… why didn't I see it in the game when—Ahh shit, maybe this creature was part of the event and I didn't encounter it for I focus on the gigantic Leviathan. Maybe by now Saypher was fighting with that monster. No, I shall not let myself be swayed with this memories. Right at this moment, what I need to do is kill this goblin thing!
...”I thought that I would be killed by that thing. Luckily… I somewhat managed to kill this thing“
[Yippiee! Congratulations, you advanced in Level 3!!]
[You now advanced in Level 3][New Side Quest Arrive][Wai advanced in level 3][New talent unlocked][New skill unlocked][Store are now upgraded. You can now get discounts using vouchers][Storage capacity upgraded. Maximum capacity is now 20]Wow… I didn't know that there is also voucher in here. If… this was just like the game, maybe I can redeem some lifetime vouchers once I reached Level 10!
Being happy on how I manage to kill this thing, now that the moonlight toiches its body, I then realized how this creature was similar to the creature that is called Ningen.The Ningen is described as a whale-like creature that has anatomical similarities to humans. The creature has a face, and in some stories it is said to have extremely large limbs and arms and hands…
Thinking of how this thing appeared, I know that this creature don't stay in a place alone… more or less…And… with his blood scattering all over… his species would know his exact location.
It is not impossible that…
There are more creatures as such nearby…”Krrrr spphhss“”Krrrr spphhss“
Gulping, I wonder if I did the right thing fo killing this Ningen… maybe… I jsut dig my own grave…I dare not look back, for I am certain that if I do, what would welcomes me is a countless number of pair of eyes that was looking for its prey.
Slash“Wow… that… was my first”Smiling in amazement, Migo is not scared of how he kill a living creature. There was a satisfaction in his face. As if he got an achievement.“Yes, just like that kid. Aim on their heart”“Weird but… There was a glowing light in their body”“Then stab those places. To be honest, I believe that Bow and arrow would be much better in you”“Bow and arrow…”“Yeah, but get use of that daggers. Isn't it cool to be an archer who is also good in combat?”He is lecturing Migo, even so, Saypher didn't sweat any when he faces three of those monster at once. It hasn't been a day but his skills already accomplished those criteria to be called as strong.“Woah, something pop up”Migo shouted as he level up in every kill that he does. “Now I seem to understand how this things work”If the situation above is good, that is the opposite of what is happening on the ground below....“Wai…”I mumbled his name, as I remember, I only have 45 harto with me… what can I do.
“Brother Ethan, what is with that long sour face? Don't you feel happy with this abilities we acquire?”Playing with fire in his hand, he seems to enjoy his company with that thing that he can manipulate. “Migo, stop playing with the fire”“But, isn't it cool? It's like a magic. Look, a firebal— Saypher!!”Hissing as his small fire that is as big as the light of a match stick dissolve in the water that Saypher splash, I even wonder how the two of them are acting as if it was something so normal. “This is just a dream, yeah this is just a dream—”“Brother Ethan, have you gone mad?”That kid, why did I not notice it in the first place?? He is the sidekick of Saypher. He is one of the main ally that Saypher have every time he go in different timeline.So… why is he in bad terms with Saypher?Brushing my hair, I was so frustrated at the fact that I have no idea what to do. What should I do? I just want to live and survive. But… is it that hard for this damn world to give it to me?[Y
Looking at the place where that collapsing sound was heard, we saw how Migo was sitting on the ground while a girl around his age pick up a big sword, or should I say claymore, that sinked in the corner part of the wall.“Who was that?”I asked looking at Saypher but what welcomes me was an empty air with no hint of Saypher being there. What the….Another loud thud was heard and there I saw Saypher getting in the place where the two kids was. I am amazed by the fact that this place was now clearly dry and there was no hint of it being in 'that' state yesterday. Closing my eyes, I was slapped by the realization of how Saypher was that strong. I know that he is strong and he is someone who would become stronger as time passes by, but… the fact that he was this strong even if he haven't even reach the pinnacle nor half of his level, it was worrisome how there are much more enemies that is stronger than him“Alright… it seems like before I can even jog around this building, I would firs
The moment I get back from where they are, I was welcomed with a loud thud coming from something that fall on the ground. To my surprise, I almost lost my grip on the tumbler that I am holding. Luckily, my leg move on it's own making me squat and have a hold on my footings.“And what is the meaning of this again for the second time?”I asked my self in annoyance. The moment I give this to that brat, I will surely bid farewell to the three of them. If my memories serves me right, after Saypher save Migo, he would then meet Kheina. Being with that two kids together would just start a world war. I shouldn't let myself be affiliated with those kids. Surviving on my own would be much better. So there would be no responsibility other than saving myself and avoiding punishments. That is what I thought, that is what I planned to do… but…“Why are you two following me?”“Ah, Saypher was here too”And when did she even call Saypher with just his name? Didn't she know how to respect those wh
Looking around, I manage to get away from those three. Staying with them would make me be filled with jealousy. Even if I have the knowledge about the IKINOBIRU, it is still hard to accept how the life of those who was originally part of the game was as easy as that. Every stores was now dry. It was weird on how it feels like it didn't drift in the water last night. It was really a big mystery but the fact that this kind of thing is happening, that this game suddenly becomes reality, isn't it already a big mystery?“Woah, this sushi looks nice”I grab the sushi in a container. How funny, before, I wouldn't have the chance to buy these since my pocket money was already shared by those who I treated as friend. But now… I can get anything for free. Smiling, even if I am broke in harto, I can say that I am thankful for this Storage space that helps me bring many things. I already arrange them in those shelves. Foods that are in the same likes are all packed together in a big bag. I
“Didn't I clearly stated how we are supposed to go on our separate ways?”Closing my eyes, my hand was resting on my head. I would totally go insane if this thing continues!“I am not following you. Brother Ethan, it just so happens that the path you choose is the same path I planned to choose”What is with this three? Didn't they know that I am not needed in this journey? They can go on their ways now, after all, the three of them would have no much struggles until they reach their main goals. So while this game was still on it's first phase, they have no worries to take…“You can be all good with Saypher alone. Being with me would just bring you troubles”Even if the truth is, it was you three who would give me troubles. I don't want to join you squad and put my life in danger! Knowing how the three of you will rise on level for a pace that I can't even comprehend, it would do me no good to stick around with he three of you. It is not as if I can fight high ranking monsters with t
There are various of people ahead us. But I am not quite sure if it would be alright for me to call them as people. To think that this would really happen… I didn't close my mind in it tho. But for me to see it in front of my eyes, I can't help but be slapped by the truth of how this world change completely. Not leaving any hint of it being back in the way it used to be.Charging at those undead, or should I call them zombies just like what we think of, Saypher did not show any hint of him surrendering. That is one of the thing that one can expect to the protagonists of this game. He is powerful indeed. He also have those characteristics of the famous game protagonist. Even his fast pace of leveling up, how envious…“graaaa”Migo on the other hand let his arrow fly in different directions. Did he already acquire the eye of the truth? It was a skill that he would get when he reach level 15. It it possible when he was just level six last time we met?I gulp, if he is already in level
“For the mean time, let's stay here”“That is a good suggestion. It's been a long day and I want to rest”“Let's eat first, I'm hungry”With that being said, just like what they did this morning, they bought their own meal using harto. How envious. I am the one with a lowest rank and I am also the one with the least harto. It really isn't good for my mind to keep this things up.The place was dark but still, we can see the things using the faint light coming from those ruined lampost outside. The floor was a bit dirty and the only thing that you can see inside this place was pile of boxes. Enjoying our meal, it was quiet outside. No sense of undead coming can be notice. Even for just a small while, it isn't bad to be relax at some point. After all, we almost annihilate the zombies.“Did you hear that?“With his hand rising, Migo make the four of us stay silent. He was acting as if he heard something strange. Still, no matter what I think about it, I can't hear anything at all.”W